When US President Bush ordered his forces into Iraq in March 2003, the F-16CJ was the second aircraft to enter Iraqi airspace-proper, sweeping the skies for electrons in a bid to find, identify and kill Iraq's comprehensive air defence system. With the mission fulfilled, hordes of other coalition fighters followed, including the F-16CG, which was used with great success to strike fixed and mobile-ground targets. The Viper was also employed in the more conventional strike role too, bombing targets ranging from Baath party HQ buildings in Baghdad to Republican Guard T-72 tanks of the Medina division around An Najaf.
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Author Biography - Steve Davies
Steve Davies is a freelance aviation journalist and photographer with strong links to the USAF fighter community. He is the author of four F-15 books (of which two were written for Osprey) and numerous magazine and journal features. In addition, he has also worked for the History Channel providing consultancy for an F-15 documentary and is currently providing consultancy for a media company planning to release a DVD set on modern fighter aircraft. He lives in Cambridge, UK.